Sony is hosting a State of Play today focusing on Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming action RPG based on the Harry Potter franchise. The game is in development at Avalanche Software, the studio previously known for its Disney Infinity games.
PlayStation's announcement promises an "extended first look at gameplay," with the event set to start on Thursday at 2pm PST / 5pm EST / 10pm GMT. The show is going to run for about 20 minutes, and although we don't have specifics, we're hoping to see a release date revealed at show. You can catch the show on Twitch and YouTube. We'll also be providing updates on the show
The Hogwarts Legacy State of Play is going live in 30 minutes. We're anticipating the game will receive a release date at this event, so be sure to tune in or follow our live blog to receive all the juicy details.
The Hogwarts Legacy State of Play has started with in-game footage of a student overlooking Hogwarts. This new trailer goes over many of the creatures we'll be seeing throughout the world.
The presentation is now going over character creation and how players will be sorted into a specific house. Players will need to attend classes, like charms, herbology, defense against the dark arts and more.
We got a look at what the combat will look like within a duel. Players will get the chance to explore the castle of Hogwarts outside of classes as well. And the trailer promises giving us access to iconic locations that we've never gotten to see before.
Some story details have also been revealed here, showcasing the growing of a Goblin revolt within the world.
The game's spells and combat system feature plenty of status effects and world-based actions. Players will need to master shield magic to avoid being victim to these attacks. The trailer goes in-depth on the many things we can expect out of Hogwarts Legacy's combat. There are also plenty of talent points to allow players to upgrade their spells.
Players can go in-depth with alchemy, plant-life growth and beast class to utilize these elements within the world.
Players can connect with plenty of unique companions throughout the world, bringing each with them on adventures.
The Room of Requirement allows players to brew potions, upgrade potions and harvest plants. Players can even nurture their own magical beasts. And this space can be freely customized to reflect the player's tastes.
Players can then travel outside of Hogwarts to collect materials and explore new areas. The game will also feature time of day cycles and climate changes as the school year progresses.
While we didn't get many details, the trailer hints at the ability to head down a darker path within the wizarding world.
Hogwarts Legacy is set for a Holiday 2022 release date. It still hasn't been given an exact day and month as of yet, but we'll probably learn more within the coming months.